Georgia Tech Research Institute Selects AAI Test & Training’s A2PATS Single-Cabinet Electronic Warfare Simulator

October 25, 2013

HUNT VALLEY, Md. - October 25, 2013 - AAI Test & Training, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) has purchased the company's Advanced Architecture Phase Amplitude and Time Simulator (A2PATS) Single-Cabinet System for delivery to GTRI in Atlanta.

Supporting GTRI's end-to-end approach to electronic warfare (EW) and electronic systems development, AAI Test & Training's A2PATS is a plug-and-play, continuously aligned simulator that enables aircraft EW systems to precisely locate, identify and defend against virtually all ground-based and surface-to-air missile threats. AAI Test & Training also enhanced the system recently with a threat file translator, allowing customers quickly and reliably to automate the transfer of their threat file libraries from legacy systems to the A2PATS.

"This is the same architecture we are providing so successfully to Department of Defense EW centers of excellence for customers such as the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy," says AAI Test and Training Senior Vice President and General Manager Steve Mensh of AAI Test & Training. "The A2PATS Single-Cabinet System scales and configures this robust architecture within a more streamlined footprint and at a more affordable price point, while continuing to offer expandability for future requirements. It puts the power of our A2PATS technology into every stage of the EW solution development chain, from the services themselves to critical research organizations like GTRI."

About AAI Test & Training
AAI Test & Training has decades of experience designing and manufacturing innovative, high-technology test equipment for the lab, training range, depot, flight line, factory and more - delivering the most reliable, top-performing solutions with superb customer care. In addition, AAI provides high-fidelity training devices and solutions, as well as training needs and systems requirements analysis. Its U.K.-based strategic business, ESL Defence Limited, provides electronic warfare test and training solutions. AAI Test & Training is an operating unit of Textron Systems. More information is available at

About Textron Systems
Textron Systems has been providing innovative solutions to the defense, homeland security and aerospace communities for more than 50 years. Headquartered in Providence, R.I., the company is known for its unmanned aircraft systems, advanced marine craft, armored vehicles, intelligent battlefield and surveillance systems, intelligence software solutions, precision smart weapons, piston engines, test and training systems, and total life cycle sustainment and operational services. Textron Systems includes AAI Logistics & Technical Services, AAI Test & Training, AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Aerosonde, ESL Defence, Lycoming Engines, Medical Numerics, MillenWorks, Overwatch, Textron Defense Systems and Textron Marine & Land Systems. More information is available at

About Textron Inc.
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